Migrant and Refugee Services
A list of cultural or language appropriate health and social services that may be useful for CALD migrant and refugee clients / patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to source and ensure that the information provided on this section is correct at the date of posting on the website. Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date. If you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please email to eCALD Admin.
- The following list is in alphabetical order.
- You can search services by DHB region (eg Auckland Central, Waitemata, Lakes). You can find the DHB region location boundaries here.
- You can also search service by keyword (eg children, older people, Asian, Middle Eastern, family violence, mental health etc).
ARPHS Refugee Health Service provides a medical screening and referral service for quota refugees on arrival at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (MRRC); as well as for asylum seekers detained at the Centre.
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) hosts the New Zealand Refugee Health Website.
Refugees as Survivors (RAS) provide group activities and information to Afghani senior men to promote health and wellbeing to reduce social isolation.
The Mangere Clinical Team is contracted by the Ministry of Health to assess the mental health and wellbeing of all refugees entering New Zealand.
The RASNZ Refugee Mobile Team is contracted to provide mental health support to people from refugee backgrounds resettled in the greater Auckland region.
Auckland District Health Board Starship Community
Starship Community Service manages the Regional Refugee Community Health Worker Team who provide assistance to families from refugee backgrounds in the Auckland region to improve the mental, social and physical well-being of people from refugee backgrounds (including asylum seekers) and their families through the co-ordination of health and related services that impact on their health and well-being.
The Safari Multicultural Playgroups support mothers with children under five years old, from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Alongside the playgroups the project offers mothers English classes, information and parenting workshops and connection with other service providers including health services.
Sahaayta provides holistic, confidential, culturally appropriate counselling and support services for South Asian individuals, couples, families, youth, children and seniors.
Shakti is a national not-for-profit community organisation specialised in the area of women’s development, empowerment and domestic/ family violence intervention, prevention and awareness.
Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust provides a range of services for South Asian seniors living in the Auckland region including advocacy, counselling, interpreting support, navigation support, elder abuse and neglect prevention service, physical and social activities (such as cultural, creative, educational, outings, festival celebrations).
Shine is a leading specialist domestic violence organisation.
Green Prescription is a referral based health and wellness programme for adults 18 years and over who would like support and motivation to get active and improve their lifestyle, a free interpreter will be arranged for eligible clients who have limited or no English speaking ability for the initial consultation.